Genesis 9 - A Brachah Cannot Be Reversed! ©

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Genesis 9


A Brachah Cannot Be Reversed! ©


By Dr. Akiva Gamliel Belk

B'nai Noach Torah Institute, LLC


Our Devri Torah is in the loving Memory of Mr. Donald Wayne Belk and Mr. Gary Lee Belk, may they rest in peace.


Bereisheit [Genesis] 9


In the beginning of Perek Tet {Chapter 9} of Bereisheit we read, And He G-d [the Judge] Blessed everything from Aleph to Tav of Noach and everything from Aleph to Tav of his sons.  G-d Gave this blessing knowing that a future time Noach would get drunk and Cham would emasculate Cham his father.  Even though our Creator Knows what our actions will be... Even though our Creator knows what our life's outcome will be our Creator does not treat us differently than everyone else.  Our Creator offers us the same blessing!


After Cham emasculates his father our sages Teach that Noach did not curse him because one cannot curse what the Creator Has Blessed!  As a result Noach rWra' {Awh Roor} curses Canaan the grandson of Cham.   rWra' {Awh Roor} meaning cursed or dammed.  We read in Ha Torah that Hashem G-d rWra' Cursed the serpent, Bereisheit 3.14.  In Passuk 17 Hashem G-d hr...Wraæ Cursed the ground because of Adam Reshon's sin.  Then in Bereisheit 9.25 Noach As a result Noach rWra' {Awh Roor} curses Canaan the grandson of Cham.   In Bereisheit 27.29 we read that  ...those who  rWra' {Awh Roor} curse you [Yaakov] are ˚'yr≤r"ao {Oh Rih Reh Chaw} cursed and those that bless you are blessed.  In Bereisheit 49.7  Yaakov says, [to Shimon and Levi]  rWra' Cursed is your anger for it is powerful...

We see the Word cursed used six times in Bereisheit.  Hashem G-d Curses the serpent and the ground.  Noach curses Canaan.  Yaakov curses the anger of Shimon and Levi. Yitzchok says to Yaakov 'those who curse you are cursed.'  These are some very strong Words.  They are not to be used carelessly!


When the word awroor is used as a very serious sign to everyone.  We just don't go around cursing people places or things!  Awroor is used sparingly in Ha Tenach.  Another word, lleqi {Kee Layl} meaning to curse or to revile is also used sparingly in Ha Tenach.


On the other hand words representing Bless, Blessed, Blessing etc are often found in Ha Tenach.


Last week we discussed the Tavah.  We called the Tavah the Holy Tavah yet the Gematria of curse, sign and Tavah are each 207.


The hb;Te {Tavah} was Holy to those dwelling inside. The Tavah was their protection from the destruction of the world outside. Everything outside of the Tavah was cursed with death and eternal destruction.  When G-d shut the door to the Holy Tavah there were two seals.  There were those sealed  inside for safety, protection, life and blessing and there were those sealed outside for doom, destruction and eternal death.


As we began G-d Blessed everything from Aleph to Tav of Noach and everything from Aleph to Tav of his sons. Then G-d established the rainbow as an eternal twoa [Oht] sign in the Heavens that He would not destroy the world again by flood. This was a sign for all humankind. This was a reminder of sin, destruction and salvation for the righteous.  The rainbow is not just pretty.  The rainbow is an Oht, a sign.  


407 = r200 w6 r200 a1

407 = h5 b2 t400

407 = t400 w6 a1

I pray that each of us will merit the blessings of our Creator and not the curse, that we in turn are careful NOT TO DAM or curse anyone or anything especially G-d our Creator!  And that we remember the lesson of the Tavah.  Those in the Holy Tavah were sealed for life, protection and blessing. Those outside the Tavah were sealed for doom, destruction and death.  We observe all this in the Gematria 207.


Blessings and peace,


Dr. Akiva Gamliel


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